Steph30 wrote: SoulfulRetreat wrote: Steph30 wrote:
Hey, how was your first night?
Hi, well I was fine the first day, only ate some soup. The second day my front teeth felt so sore. I could barely brush and flossing was definitely out of the question. I took some advil like you suggested and that eased the pain. I am still trying to adjust to them, I can't close my mouth all the way, which leads to moments of drooling. lol I was told by the dental assistant, don't force it or the braces will cut your lip. I think the real pain will come in 4 weeks when I have spacers and bottom braces put on. Yikes!
How are you feeling? Is the bite plate getting any better?
You cant close your mouth? Or like your lips don't cover your braces? I'm glad you're not in agony... its definitely hard to adjust.. My teeth are still very sore as well.. hard to keep them clean
Still cant chew... so swallowing food whole is not so much fun. Bite plate... I sound... silly in it. I'm TRYING to wear it a lot but its hard. I just took it out in the middle of a phone call because I started panicking haha.. Sounds like I have so much drool in my mouth.. like my mouth is completely frozen or I'm trying to suck on a giant candy while I talk. ITS AWFUL!!!!...
Are they installing braces in 4 weeks on bottom or the bands? or both? I thought bands came first. I just read on someone elses story that Advil slows teeth movement.. know anything about that? I was popping them like candy!
A couple of my brackets stick out, so when I close my mouth they rub up against my gums. I am using wax now and have adjusted more to the braces, so I can close my mouth now. Without the wax though, it will still rub up against my gums and lips. I can't chew real well either and I only have the top row done. I can't imagine what it will feel like when the bottom is placed. Sorry you are still have a difficult time, hope it eases up soon. Swallowing food whole is definitely no fun, that's all I've done since I got them on too.
I go back on the 26th to have the spacers placed, then the bands and bottom braces a week later. I am not looking for to the spacers as I have heard its hurts really bad.
I read somewhere about Advil too, but my Ortho told me to take Advil as it helps with any inflammation. She said you can take Tylenol or Advil, but Advil works better. So, I don't know. I have been taking Advil as well, but I might try Tylenol and see how it does.